Cambridge City’s Chris Davison, who is also a member of the Bury St Edmunds Chess Club and plays occasionally in the Suffolk League, is having a tremendous season.
He is the current (joint) winner of the EACU Grand Prix and joint Cambridgeshire county champion. In slow-play chess, Chris is currently on a 27-game unbeaten run; his January 2013 ECF grade is up 12 points to 177. As reported on Friday he was runner-up last weekend in the Open section of the Herts Congress, drawing with two 200+ players.
Yesterday he won the Under 170 section of the Peterborough Rapidplay, scoring 5½ points out of 6 and winning £90 (his Rapidplay grade is 166).
Along with a number of other well-known chess-players, Chris suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome. Bobby Fischer may have had Asperger’s. Chess is thought to be an ideal pursuit for people with this disorder on the autism spectrum.
For more information on Asperger’s, read here.